From time to time, the real estate universe converges and you find a home that combines the best of both worlds. Carla Merto and Peggy Marconi of Neumann Real Estate just put up for auction for $ 3,995,000. Olmstead Lane 78 it is a special type of perfect.
This beautiful hotel is part of New England’s history and charm. It has also been updated with modern amenities and has hosted many fundraisers and parties over the years. Within walking distance of the city and Connecticut’s First Cultural Quarter, this is a truly unique opportunity to own a historic home that has been completely renovated.
This beautiful country estate of over 9,000 square feet of living space and over 2.6 acres of luxurious outdoor living features a full-size tennis court and playground, 55-foot pool with center walkway, formal gardens, built-in campfire, gazebo, summer kitchen, etc. An attached two car garage connects to an optional freestanding four car garage with a two-story “man’s cave” shed, roomy enough for a golf simulator to create this amazing countryside getaway. Always feel like you are on vacation half a mile from Main Street and an hour from New York!
The ground floor, built in 1909, features original wood paneling, oak and maple floors, and six wood-burning fireplaces. The executive office / library is adorned with an original hand-carved mantle, while the formal living and dining areas include beautifully restored pocket doors connecting these impressive spaces. In addition to the “pub”, which has an original stone fireplace and a built-in bar with sink, there is also a wine cellar that has been converted from the original 1909 refrigerator.
The chef’s kitchen with separate breakfast area was custom designed by the owner and includes professional appliances such as two SubZero fridge / freezers, a 6-burner Viking gas hob and skillet, and double electric ovens, plus 36 -inch Viking wall oven on a large island, warming drawer and pot filler. All-black matte and polished granite towers over perfectly-engineered quarter-cut oak cabinets, while the butler’s pantry and food pantry provide plenty of extra storage space.
Enjoy pub evenings with a brass bar and encourage your favorite billiards player to play after changing into the attached outdoor gazebo. If relaxation is more your thing, the family room is the place to relax with French doors overlooking the pool and a cozy fireplace to walk up to. Or better yet, are you going to spend the night in the city? Find everything you need in the spacious hallway
On the second floor, the spacious master suite includes a living room, two walk-in closets, a walk-in closet and a gorgeous marble master bath with deep soaking tub and steam shower with body jets. There is another large office next to the owner with a separate sitting area or gym, perfect for working remotely. Three additional en-suite bedrooms, all with walk-in closets, a laundry room with granite countertops, and a children’s playroom / home learning center round out the second floor. The third floor includes a fifth bedroom, another fully equipped bathroom and a study – ideal for a guest suite or mother-in-law’s “apartment”. An additional 1,100 square foot finished lower level includes two large workout rooms, a home media area, and plenty of finished and unfinished storage.